The remaining 6 people of "So You Think You Can Dance" were fighting for their survival on Wednesday, July 29. Jeanine Mason, Ade Obayomi, Melissa Sandvig, Evan Kasprzak, Kayla Radomski and Brandon Bryant performed three types of dance: group, pair and solo.
First up was the Top 3 boys group routine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. It was described as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and Evan got the praise from guest judge Lil C for not being swallowed in between Ade and Brandon.
The show continued with the first duo of the night, Jeanine and Ade, doing samba choreographed by Louis Van Amstel. The judges generally disliked the routine which was supposed to be sexy and hot. Mary Murphy pointed out that the samba roll failed and it felt novice.
The next couple, Melissa and Evan, performed a Broadway dance to "Get Me to Church on Time". Again, the judges did not favor the performance calling it simply "good" but not excellent enough. Lil C in particular called Evan "disappointing" and Mary shouted "Get me to the finale on time!"
Kayla and Brandon tackled a contemporary piece by Stacey Tookey about a married man and his mistress. The judges praised the performance with Lil C calling it "intense" and Mary saying it was "absolutely exquisite". Nigel Lythgoe, however, said that there was something missing with their chemistry.
The second dance for pairs had Jeanine and Ade performing a hip-hop routine choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo. The piece was about two pals getting evicted from their apartment, and thus a lot of boxes were used as props. The judges loved it, and Lil C joked "If moving was always that fun, I'd relocate every day."
Melissa and Evan did a quickstep by Louis van Amstel which required a lot of feet movement. The judges were not impressed, and Nigel said the couple lost an amount of energy in the middle of the dance.
Brandon and Kayla did a highly-energetic disco by Doriana Sanchez that eventually put them gasping for air. Despite the panting, the performance was loved by the judges. Lil C used metaphors involving "seeing with your ears" and "getting in between the pockets of music" while Mary, as usual, shrieked when she's excited.
The show was closed with another group number, this time by the girls. Sonya choreographed a piece that depicted the girls as superheroes with Kayla being Storm, Jeanine being Wonder Woman and Melissa being Buttercup of Powerpuff Girls. Mary said that Kayla had the most difficult moves and Lil C said the girls were "courteous" in their moves.